For my English 400 class, we traveled to Alaska to study social issues. I focused on drug use and abuse and why it is so prominent in the last frontier. Our project focused on “City as Text” and revolved around taking notes about the environment and the people we encountered.
I thought this was an amazing experience and would visit Alaska again in a heartbeat. Not only was the environment beautiful, the culture vibrant and welcoming. I learned that there were several issues including harsh environment, poor healthcare, and low income that led to the drug epidemic.
Alaska was an absolutely beautiful place! Here are some pictures of the landscape and my travel group.